Josh Shaevitz
Professor of Physics and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics

Areas of Research: Experimental biophysics; cell shape and collective motility; animal behavior and neuroscience; musical instrument design
  • Physics and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics
Research Lab
244 Carl Icahn Laboratory

Faculty Assistant:
Svitlana Rogers

I am interested in how life emerges from collections of molecules, cells, and organisms; asking how bacterial cells grow, divide, and move; how collections of cells form patterns; and how and why discrete animal behaviors are generated by the brain. To answer these questions my group combines physics-style experiments, advanced data analysis techniques, and theoretical modeling, and use tools from optics, computer vision, machine learning, and more. I also dabbles in the physics of brass musical instruments, with particular interest in the design of historical valveless trumpets and horns. 

To read more about my research and publications, go to my lab website.